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P.O.W. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was traded by the Taliban for 5 Reformed Peaceful Gitmo Detainees

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ShooterMcGavin, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ure-U-S-soldier-Bowe-Bergdahl-3-days-run.html

    The guy looks fucking miserable in those photos. Poor bastard. I hope he at least knocked out a couple of those savages before they finally grabbed him.
     
  2. WhiteHonkyDevil

    WhiteHonkyDevil El hombre de los moleculos!

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    Great, another beheading video sure to follow
     
  3. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    Fuck that faggot
     
  4. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Can't believe we have not gotten him back through less political means by now. Fuck Pakistan for letting these cunts hide in their country.
     
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  5. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    THIS.

    We call these fuckers our allies. Where did we find Bin Laden again? Oh yeah.
     
  6. lajikal

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    Administration reportedly seeks prisoner swap with Taliban to free American POW
    Published February 18, 2014
    FoxNews.com

    The Obama administration has decided to revive talks with the Afghan Taliban in an effort to free the only known American soldier in captivity in exchange for the release of Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Washington Post reported late Monday.

    Five Taliban prisoners who have been held at Guantanamo for years would be released to protective custody in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2009, the newspaper reported, citing current and former U.S. officials familiar with the decision.

    The Post reported that senior officials from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies decided within the past month to allow the release of all five prisoners at the same time, though the exchange offer has not been formally made.

    The report comes a month after U.S. officials confirmed they'd received a video showing Bergdahl, 27, in poorer health than previous footage taken in the years since he went missing in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. Bergdahl was based on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska when he was captured.

    Bergdahl, who is from Idaho, was 23 years old at the time and was serving at a base in Paktika province near the border with Pakistan in an area known to be a Taliban stronghold. In the first video released by the Taliban, Bergdahl indicated that he was captured after lagging behind during a patrol.

    The circumstances of Bergdahl's capture are unclear. U.S. officials had told The Associated Press that a soldier vanished after walking off his base with three Afghans, while the Taliban said "a drunken American soldier had come out of his garrison" and was captured by militants.

    Last year, the Taliban offered a deal to free Bergdahl in exchange for five of their most senior operatives being held at Guatanamo Bay. But the proposal was rejected by the Obama administration over a longstanding U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists.

    Two U.S. officials familiar with the decision told The Washington Post that the Taliban had broken off negotiations and that the U.S. has been open to talks. Negotiations would not attempt to engage the Taliban on other issues related to the future of Afghanistan, the report said.

    Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Friday that U.S. officials are eager to secure Bergdahl's release, according to the Post.

    “He’s been gone too long,” Kirby told reporters during a press briefing. "We want him back. We’ve never stopped trying to bring that about. He’s never far from anyone’s mind here."

    There is no "actionable" intelligence on Bergdahl’s precise location, one official told the Post, and the U.S. military has reportedly ruled out a rescue mission.

    The effort to revive talks comes amid U.S. frustration over Afghan President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a long-term security agreement with the U.S. that he agreed to last year. The pact would provide the legal basis for any U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan as trainers and advisers after the international combat mission ends in December.


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  7. domelogic

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    The Obama administration has decided to revive talks with the Afghan Taliban in an effort to free the only known American soldier in captivity in exchange for the release of Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Washington Post reported late Monday.


    “He’s been gone too long,” Kirby told reporters during a press briefing. "We want him back. We’ve never stopped trying to bring that about. He’s never far from anyone’s mind here."


    Oh isn't that big of them 5 years later. I am sure he is never far from anyone's minds, yes that is why this has been in the press non stop right. Now our government has no idea where he is yet a newspaper was able to find out details of him trying to escape. Sounds about right
     
  8. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    God fucking damn it, why have we not gotten him back already? We should "negotiate" a deal, then kill every motherfucker that's not on our side when they do the exchange. We should not be negotiating with scumbags.
     
  9. Stig

    Stig Wackbag's New Favorite Heel

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    Why aren't we allowed to behead Muslims?
     
  10. lajikal

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    They're bringing the fuck back.
     
  11. Frankie_b

    Frankie_b Talk softly and drive a big tank!

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    He's been reprogrammed as a jihadi, he'll do terror on you people!
     
  12. Hudson

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    The guy walked off his post and headed towards a Taliban stronghold...
     
  13. Begbie

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    I didn't hear the official trade call...but I understand it's...

    To USA:
    Sgt Bergdahl

    To Afghanistan:
    5 Gitmo Taliban detainees

    What a ripoff...couldn't even squeeze the Taliban's 5th round draft pick out of the deal. Our GM sucks.
     
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  14. tattered

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    Who made that trade? Mike Milbury?
     
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  15. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    Good thing we don't negotiate with terrorists.
     
  16. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    Turns out, the Obama administration broke the law....and they don't seem to give a shit...

    Obama is already hiding behind the corpse-man and his family by proclaiming that "he wasn't going to leave any soldier behind". A simple case of the law being broken in order to do something that's right. Of course, he's not saying what 5 detainees were released, but it's obvious that it's the "Gitmo 5"...a group of senior Taliban officials that the Taliban demanded be released in order to "perhaps" make them more receptive to peace talks.

    And more about those 5 Gitmo detainees...

    :butterface: Look how fuckin pathetic and weak we are. The Taliban says, "There will be no discussion of peace until our 5 top commanders are released." And the almighty and powerful Obama administration comes back and says..."Oh yeah? Well we won't talk until you break all ties with al Qaeda!". Taliban tells us to go fuck ourselves, and so what do we do? We give in and release their 5 guys and are lucky that we got our one guy back...in the HOPES that the al Qaeda-loving Taliban will be nudged along into making peace.

    So...let me make sure I got this right...

    After 9/11, we find out that the Taliban in Afghanistan are big fans of al Qaeda and in fact, are harboring many of them...including bin Laden himself. So we attack them in the hopes of destroying al Qaeda. 12 years later, al Qaeda still exists and is perhaps more powerful than they've ever been in the previous 12 years...and now we're saying it's ok for the Taliban to associate and support al Qaeda...and as a gesture of goodwill as we invite you to talk peace, we will give you the 5 top guys you want and just give us that one guy you have. Pretty please. And let's sit and talk this out...

    I'm stunned.

    "Security measures". Right. I'm sure those 5 top Taliban leaders will leave Gitmo with a new appreciation for America and everything we're about. And I'm sure as they're eventually roaming the vast mountains and tunnels of Afghanistan again...the US will be able to keep close tabs on their whereabouts at all times and ensuring they're not going to continue fighting against the United States and interests abroad.

    We are so doomed.
     
  17. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    After 5 years away from the game, I don't think Sgt. Bergdahl is going to be of much use to the team.
     
  18. lajikal

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    And this is a major morale boost for all the ala akbars, we've left iraq (which they are gaining control over day by day), virtually left afghanistan already; beyond all the logistical effects. Oh, didn't touch saudi arabia, and showed the ragheads in syria what's what when they cross that line.
     
  19. lajikal

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    (Reuters) - The five Taliban prisoners being turned over by the United States to Qatar in a deal with the Taliban for the release of a U.S. soldier on Saturday were listed by the Pentagon as "high-risk" detainees, including two implicated in the deaths of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims in Afghanistan.

    A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the five men as: Mohammed Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Haq Wasiq. They were being placed in the custody of Qatar after the Taliban released U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held for nearly five years after being captured in Afghanistan.

    Pentagon documents released by the WikiLeaks organization said all five were sent to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002, the year the detention facility opened. They were classified as "high-risk" detainees who were "likely to pose a threat" to the United States, its interests and allies.

    Here is a look at the five men.

    * MOHAMMED FAZL: A February 2008 Pentagon document said Fazl served as Taliban deputy minister of defense and as a seniorcommander who was chief of staff of the Taliban army. The U.S.military said he was wanted by the United Nations for possiblewar crimes including the murder of thousands of Afghanistan'sminority Shi'ite Muslims between 1998 and 2001. It said he was born in 1967 in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province. According toU.S. military documents, Fazl was also on the scene of a November 2001 prison riot that killed CIA operative Johnny Micheal Spann, the first American who died in combat in the Afghan war. There is no evidence, however, that Fazl played anydirect role in Spann's death.

    MULLAH NORULLAH NOORI: A February 2008 Pentagon documentsaid Noori was a senior Taliban military commander in the Afghancity of Mazar-e-Sharif during fighting in late 2001 after theU.S. invasion. It said he also was the Taliban governor for twoprovinces and was wanted by the United Nations for possible warcrimes including the murder of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims. Itsaid he was born in 1967 in Afghanistan's Zabul province.

    KHAIRULLAH KHAIRKHWA: A March 2008 Pentagon document said Khairkhwa was a senior Taliban official serving as the ministerof interior, governor of Herat and a military commander. It saidthat after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, herepresented the Taliban during meetings with Iranian officialsseeking to support hostilities against U.S. forces inAfghanistan. It said he was born in 1967 in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

    ABDUL HAQ WASIQ: A January 2008 Pentagon document saidWasiq served as the Taliban deputy minister of intelligence. "Hewas central to the Taliban's efforts to form alliances withother Islamic fundamentalist groups to fight alongside theTaliban against U.S. and Coalition forces after the 11 September 2001 attacks," the document said. It said he was born in 1971 inAfghanistan's Ghazni province.

    MOHAMMED NABI: A January 2008 Pentagon document said Nabiwas a senior Taliban official who "served in multiple leadership roles." It said he "maintained weapons caches and facilitatedthe smuggling of fighters and weapons." It said he was born in 1968 in Afghanistan's Khost province.
     
  20. the Streif

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    Obama drew a line and said you will get no more than five taliban for one American. Glad he stuck to his guns on that one.:rolleyes:

    I'm really glad that this in no way a precedent setting event that terrorists around the world won't look at and go "Hey, the Americans actually DO NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS, let's go kidnap more Americans.":rolleyes:

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........................

     
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    Fuck the ragheads.

    They should have just accidentally bombed the place our POW was at.

    At least then he wouldn't be tortured any more.

    Thos is the worst homeland season uet.
     
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    They could have gotten this guy out at anytime but only did so when Obama needed some good military PR. This is a nice distraction from the V.A. scandal.
     
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    Maybe they've just perfected subdermal GPS implants.
     
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